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Re: Is "The solid Scandinavian" really solid?
Reply #1 - 12/28/16 at 14:22:44
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alyechin wrote on 12/28/16 at 14:04:37:
If White plays 1 e4 d5 2 exd5 Qxd5 3 Nc3 Qd8 4 Nf3...

4... Bg4? 5 Ne5 and Black is in all sorts of trouble.

Surely it's White who's in all sorts of trouble after 5...Bxd1
  
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Is "The solid Scandinavian" really solid?
12/28/16 at 14:04:37
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IM Andrew Martin published a new 60-minutes-DVD about "The solid Scandinavian", suggesting 1 e4 d5 2 exd5 Qxd5 3 Nc3 Qd8 4 d4 Nf6 5 Nf3 Bg4, exchanging bishop against knight.

If White plays 1 e4 d5 2 exd5 Qxd5 3 Nc3 Qd8 4 Nf3...

4... Bg4? 5 Ne5 and Black is in all sorts of trouble.

If 4...Bg4 isn't possible, how develop the light squared bishop? If 4...Bf5 the bishop will be a target for a white pawn attack.

What can Black do? Play in Caro-Kann-style with 4...c6? In my opinion this is a very passive Caro-Kann. The real name of Martin's DVD should be: "The passive Scandinavian".
  
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